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Letter from Peter Force to his Uncle Manning Force

Washington DC
January 2, 1881

My dear Uncle,

It snowed yesterday and today although it is Sunday there are a great many persons on the hill with sleds. Tomorrow school will begin and I will be glad and I am going to try to do as well as I did before the holidays. I have not had any in conduct so far. Yesterday I made my first sled and ptu reindeer in large ink letters and tomorrow I expect to try it but as there is a knot in one of the runners. I guess it won't run very well. This year I am going to keep an account of teh money I get and spend at present I have received fifteen cents and have not spent any. I hope you are all well.

Your affectionate nephew

Peter E. Force


Letter added from Manning's niece, Cynthia

As Peter has written I will add that although very lonesome, we keep well. Mr. Mattingly called yesterday; we all saw him and he took the papers relating to the bonds, promising to attend to the transfer of them to the new trustee. The appraisers are to come Wednesday. He thinks everything is in good shape. I hope they will continue so. We are anxious to hear of your safe arrival and how Aunt Francie and the baby are doing.

Your loving niece,


Translation notes:

Peter Evans Force (1868-1930) is the son of Henry Clay Force, 1832-1874 and Katherine Ogie Frierson Force Martin. Peter was the 2nd child born to this marriage and the oldest son. Cynthia is the daughter of William Q Force, Manning's brother.



Frierson Family
Katherine Ogie Frierson Martin
Samuel Gordon Frierson
Elias Curran Frierson
William Frierson Jr
William Frierson Sr

Samuel Frierson and Sarah Wilson
James M. Frierson
Sarah Frances Frierson Wiggins

Frierson / Force
Henry Clay Force, 1st husband
Ella Force Barnett
Peter Evans Force

Harding / McCauley / Gordon
Frances Harding Frierson
Moses Gordon
Roger Gordon
Capt John McCauley
Letters - Manning Force
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DNA - Gedmatch
  • T722133 and A352350 (quilterpatray)
  • T356644 (KS)
  • T030500 (brother Mike)
  • T555095 (sister Brenda)
  • T619264 (brother David)
  • A588813 (sister Carol)
  • A823899 (Auntie E)
  • T224209 (Cousin Tom) also completed Y-DNA with familytreedna
  • A676128 (Cousin Sandra)
  • A327125 (Cousin Candy)
  • Coming soon: Barbara